This is a Serious Apron. No branding (save for a small, tasteful label on the side), no loud prints, no Kiss the Cook. White aprons always look crisp and clean, great for a restaurant or home kitchen (and yes, you can bleach ‘em). But for outdoor smoking and grilling, I like the no-nonsense vibe of a black apron that won’t show stains to begin with. This one’s got several nice functional pockets for tools, thermometers, an extra pair of gloves, and it’s got that all-important towel loop so you can clean as you go.